The ability to access this information is an invaluable asset and will enable trusts to proactively address the Government target in advance of the December 2008 deadline. We believe this system will have significant benefits for UCLH staff and patients.
London, UK (PRWEB) September 4, 2007
Lombardi®, a leader in business process management (BPM) software, today announced that LogicaCMG is deploying its award-winning Teamworks® BPM software suite at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), a leading healthcare organisation in the UK. LogicaCMG, in conjunction with Lombardi, is implementing a new patient tracking solution for UCLH in support of its goal of being able to attain an 18 week “referral-to-treatment” (RTT) for all patients. LogicaCMG is a strategic partner to UCLH, and manages most of its core infrastructure and health care systems.
“The new patient tracking solution not only enables us to better manage our clinical pathways and resources but also helps us improve the patient experience by reducing uncertainty in the scheduling of treatments,’ said James Thomas, IT Director at University College London Hospitals. “The combination of LogicaCMG’s healthcare expertise with Lombardi’s Teamworks delivers a powerful solution to help us ensure that clinical interventions are undertaken quickly, thus reducing the RTT for our patients.”
The UK government has mandated that patients start treatment within 18 weeks of referral from a General Practitioner (GP). The patient tracking solution being deployed at UCLH will enable then to identify individual patients who are in danger of breaching the 18 week target thus providing the Trust with the means to proactively direct its resources to ensure its clinical services are delivered on time. All healthcare trusts within the UK must adhere to these challenging requirements by December 2008.
“The new patient tracking solution is a powerful and advanced system which will modernise the current process from GP to treatment,” said Chris George, Director of Health & Devolved Government at LogicaCMG. “The ability to access this information is an invaluable asset and will enable trusts to proactively address the Government target in advance of the December 2008 deadline. We believe this system will have significant benefits for UCLH staff and patients.”
The patient tracking solution implemented with Teamworks will draw on existing information from UCLH’s wide ranging Clinical Data Repository (CDR) and other systems to provide the tracking capabilities in real, or near-real time. The solution will also provide UCLH with the information it needs to model and redesign its clinical and operational processes to eliminate bottlenecks, identify and exploit best practice and, where appropriate, consolidate common activities to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness, while improving the patient experience overall.
“We are proud that UCLH and LogicaCMG have selected Teamworks to manage such a critical process as the patient tracking system,” said Rod Favaron, president and chief executive officer at Lombardi. ”Lombardi is clearly playing an important role in helping healthcare organisations transform their business processes as they adhere to stronger government regulations while simultaneously improving the quality of patient care and helping to save lives.”
Lombardi Teamworks (http://www.lombardi.com/bpm-software-products.php) is the leading BPM software for designing, executing, and improving business processes. Teamworks for Office™ (http://www.lombardi.com/bpm-microsoft-office.php) makes it easy for anyone to participate in business process management using the familiar Microsoft® Office System products. Lombardi Blueprint™ (http://www.lombardi.com/bpm-blueprint-product.php) is the only on-demand collaborative process planning tool that enables companies to map processes, identify problems and prioritise improvement opportunities.
About University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), situated in the West End of London, is one of the largest NHS trusts in the United Kingdom and provides first class acute and specialist services. The new state-of-the-art University College Hospital, which opened in 2005, is the focal point of the trust alongside six cutting-edge specialist hospitals. UCLH was recognised for its commitment to, and excellence in, research and development when the Department of Health announced in December 2006 that it would be one of just five comprehensive biomedical research centres in the country. The trust has a tradition of innovation and we enjoy close links with our sister organisation University College London – a world-leading medical school - offering the very best in training and education.
LogicaCMG is a major international force in IT and business services. It employs around 40,000 people across 41 countries. LogicaCMG’s focus is on enabling its customers to build and maintain leadership positions using LogicaCMG’s deep industry knowledge and its track record for successful delivery. The company provides business consulting, systems integration and IT and business process outsourcing across diverse markets including telecoms and media, financial services, energy and utilities, industry, distribution and transport and the public sector. Headquartered in Europe, LogicaCMG is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and Euronext (Amsterdam) (LSE:LOG; Euronext:LOG) and traded on the Xternal List of the Nordic Exchange in Stockholm. More information is available at http://www.logicacmg.com.
Lombardi is a leader in business process management (BPM) software for companies, systems integrators and government agencies. We offer award-winning BPM technology, know-how and services to help our customers become Process-Driven. Lombardi products are built on open standards and provide ongoing prioritisation, planning, visibility and control of business processes, increasing the speed and flexibility with which organisations can manage their business process activity and decision-making.
Lombardi is behind some of the largest, most successful BPM implementations in the world. Our customers include Allianz Life, Aflac, Dell, Hasbro, ING Direct, Maritz Travel, Reuters, Renault F1 Team, Sprint, T-Mobile, The UK Insolvency Service, Universal Music Group and the U.S. Government. For more information, visit http://www.lombardi.com.
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Wayne Snell, Lombardi
+1.512.382.8200, ext. 377
Lydia Oakes, Lombardi
+44 (0) 1799 543909
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) Media Contact
Ian Lloyd, UCLH
+44 (0) 20 7380 9506
LogicaCMG Media Contact
James W.L. Healey, LogicaCMG
+44 (0) 20 7544 9259
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